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Highline Community College vice president receives national recognition

Dr. Lisa Skari was named the Regional Communicator of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. - Contributed
Dr. Lisa Skari was named the Regional Communicator of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.
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Highline Community College (HCC) Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Lisa Skari, was named the Regional Communicator of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), according to a press release from HCC.

HCC President Dr. Jack Bermingham said the recognition was indicative of Skari’s skill and professionalism.

“We are very proud that NCMPR has chosen Dr. Skari for this prestigious award,” Bermingham is quoted as saying in a press release from HCC. “The College has benefited immensely from Lisa’s dynamic leadership and her success in building relationships that she transformed into national, regional or local partnerships.”

Skari has been with HCC since 2001, leading the college’s Institutional Advancement division since that time. She recently received her doctorate from Washington State University, and has also received accolades for “her research including the Council for Advancement and Support for Education’s (CASE) 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Alumni Relations.”

The NCMPR is a professional organization that represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges.

NCMPR has more than 1,550 current members spread across 650 colleges from the US, Canada and other countries.

According to HCC, NCMPR’s “prestigious Communicator of the Year Award recognizes a two-year college marketing, public relations or communications professional that demonstrates leadership in the area of college communications and marketing.” The award is presented first among NCMPR’s seven districts, and then those seven winners are eligible for the national award.

Skari won for District 7. To lear  more, visit www.ncmpr.org/districts/D7-Communicator.


 

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